Saturday, August 06, 2005

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Remember Hiroshima: US WMD's out of The Netherlands

Nuclear bomb

Press release [The Netherlands]

Peace activists arrested at military air base Volkel

Volkel, 6 August 2005

This Saturday morning, military police has arrested eleven peace activists at the military air base Volkel.

There, they were demonstrating against the presence of United States weapons of mass destruction at Volkel.

Activists there report this.

On the roof of a military communication building, the activists of Action against Nuclear Weapons, Onkruit and the Peace Action Camp demonstrated with banners.

The action started at 8.15, exactly 60 years after the nuclear bomb attack on Hiroshima in 1945.

From a later press release of this morning:
At Volkel are twenty nuclear bombs, each of them fourteen times stronger than the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
More on this, including Hiroshima mayor's speech: here.

And now I hand over the Blogathon baton. However, "I'll be back" (Gee, that sounds like Schwarzenegger whom I do not want to sound like ...).